Wofford, Kentucky

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Unincorporated community
Wofford is located in Kentucky
Wofford is located in the US
Location within the state of Kentucky
Coordinates: 36°46′57″N 84°8′7″W / 36.78250°N 84.13528°W / 36.78250; -84.13528Coordinates: 36°46′57″N 84°8′7″W / 36.78250°N 84.13528°W / 36.78250; -84.13528
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Whitley
Elevation 955 ft (291 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CST (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 516427[1]

Wofford is an unincorporated community and coal town in Whitley County, Kentucky, United States. It is located approximately three miles north-northeast of Williamsburg on Route 26.


Wofford was initially named Mahan for a local family in residence. When a rural branch of the Williamsburg Post Office was established on April 27, 1900, the community was renamed Wofford (Rennick 1984, p. 323). The post office was later closed and reincorporated into the Williamsburg Post Office.


  • Rennick, R.M. (1984). Kentucky Place Names. The University of Kentucky Press.